'The Path' Renewed for Second Season at Hulu

The Path S01 Still - H 2016
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The Path S01 Still - H 2016

Hulu is staying course on The Path.

The streaming service has renewed the Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy drama for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Picked up straight to series, The Path — inspired by writer/showrunner Jessica Goldberg's personal spiritual journey — hails from Universal Television and prolific producer Jason Katims (Parenthood).

Based on a script Katims and his studio-based True Jack head of development Michelle Lee created with Goldberg last year, The Path examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. Each hourlong episode will take an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. (No, it's not Scientology.)

The Path marks Hulu's latest ongoing scripted drama series and extends the streamer's relationship with Universal Television, which produces Fox import The Mindy Project and whose cable-focused arm handles Billy Eichner's Difficult People. The Path is also the latest collaboration for Goldberg with Katims and Lee following her two-season run on NBC family drama Parenthood. The streamer also has dramas Shut Eye, Chance and newly ordered The Handmaid's Tale.

For Katims, meanwhile, The Path — the Friday Night Lights alum's first streaming project — comes as he has CBS drama pilot Bunker Hill in contention as well as Showtime anthology Mating.